Ashley is passionate about working with clients in construction, insurance coverage, and professional liability matters. Over the years, Ashley has cultivated a reputation of being known for her hands-on approach to her work with her clients. From working with North Carolina farmers at a pro bono office in Durham at the start of her career to crawling through a crawl space to understand a key issue in a construction case, or defending a salvage claim on a high-dollar vessel, Ashley’s priorities have always been to best serve those she represents in communities throughout the state. Complementing her hands-on approach, Ashley also has experience advocating for her clients before various state and professional licensing boards.
In her Construction law practice, Ashley often represents subcontractors on both sides of the dispute. She is proficient at asserting and perfecting liens against property and funds for job payments owed. She is also well experienced in defending contractors from negligent construction allegations and construction defect claims.
Before responding to claims, sometimes clients face challenges in determining whether an insurance policy is required to provide a defense or, in the case of multiple policies, how to read those policies to simultaneously apply to the claims at hand. Insurance coverage can provide a way to offset client costs. Ashley is experienced in walking her clients through a coverage analysis, determining if coverage applies, and helping implement a plan based on that analysis.
Helping other lawyers, construction specialists such as surveyors and engineers, insurance brokers, realtors, and other licensed professionals, Ashley provides a vigorous defense to the common standard of care allegations these professionals face. She has worked with professionals in both licensing board and civil litigation scenarios.